JUVENTUS are reportedly back in contact with Zinedine Zidane to try and convince him to quit Real Madrid and join them from next season.
French outlet le10sport claim the Old Lady are sending out signals to Zizou's entourage as they look to capitalise on his strained relationship with Los Blancos President Florentino Perez.
The 47-year-old remains under contract at the Bernabeu until June 2022, but reports continue to swirl that he disagrees with the club's strategy going forward.
Madrid have even drawn up a shortlist of candidates to replace Zidane should he leave, with former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino topping the bill.
Italian giants reportedly willing to offer their former star a £7million deal to succeed Maurizio Sarri.
Club president Andrea Agnelli is said to have retained close ties with Zidane, who played for the Old Lady for five years from 1996.
And the World Cup Winner, who also lifted two Serie A championships at the club, regularly returns to the Piedmont region for holidays.
While Zidane retains Real Madrid chief Florentino Perez’s respect, reports of clashes with players at the Spanish side has fuelled rumours of a move to Italy.
His arrival is also likely to be welcomed by Juve's Portuguese frontman Cristiano Ronaldo, who starred under the Frenchman at Madrid.
The pair enjoyed a winning relationship during their time together at Real picking up three Champion’s League trophies.
Juventus meanwhile are said to be planning a major post-coronavirus clearout in Turin in a bid to recoup money lost during the global crisis.
Sarri is already being forced to consider selling players with Miralem Pjanic, Daniele Rugani and Mattia De Sciglio named as among those possibly at risk.
But it is understood five-time Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldo, last summer’s signing Matthijs De Ligt and club captain Giorgio Chiellini are safe.
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